Impostor Syndrome

While I recover for a few more days, I want to offer you some posts from other people who are also teachers of practical spirituality. This post from Reiki Rays is a great discussion about Impostor Syndrome -- feeling like you're a fake, that you aren't good enough, don't know enough ... you know the … Continue reading Impostor Syndrome

Enough

There is a wonderful quote in Kim Stanley Robinson's Red Mars: Enough is as Good as a Feast. But, what do we do when there isn't enough? Enough food ... enough money ... enough breath? Over the past few weeks, I've been falling asleep during the day more and more often - so often that … Continue reading Enough

Perspective

Our theme for this week is prosperity Yesterday, I suggested that you consider digging a little deeper into what prosperity and wealth means to you and to consider your values. When I was younger, I thought that prosperity and wealth was all about the big house, the nice car, the landscaped property, you know ... … Continue reading Perspective

Oh My Soul

Sundays, late morning, my poetry group meets. Some of us write a new, untried poem that morning (or the night before). Others re-work something from past months or years. We sit together in what feels like a very sacred space and we read our poems. Humor and horror, joy and guilt, love and longing, writing … Continue reading Oh My Soul

EnVision

As you become familiar with the tarot, you'll notice that some cards appear to be a performance on a stage, like the Six of Pentacles, and others are embedded in a scene. Today we see the performance of The Haves and the Have Nots in which the wealthy merchant weighs out the value of those … Continue reading EnVision

Goddess Rising

I have been so heartened by the many discussions arising from yesterday's fire at Notre Dame in Paris. And, at least in the people I follow on Twitter and am friends with on Facebook, the discussion has been sincere, heartfelt, and respectful. One group of people noted that millions of dollars have already been raised … Continue reading Goddess Rising

Burning

I wasn't 100% sure what I would post about today - one thought was a powerful conversation I had today that included a discussion about secrets (I'll save that for another day) and the other was the burning of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris and, at the same time, the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, the … Continue reading Burning

Paradox

I realized that I needed a few days of sabbatical from writing, from social media, from the internet, from phone calls and messages and texts and ... It was cold and blustery here in western New Mexico - the weather changeable from one minute to the next with scattered clouds and blue skies transforming to … Continue reading Paradox

Fear Itself

We have nothing to fear but fear itself. ~ Franklin Delano Roosevelt How many times have your thoughts skimmed over this quote from FDR without giving it much thought? Here's the full quote ... We have nothing to fear but fear itself - nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into … Continue reading Fear Itself

Merlin

I have loved the Arthurian tales since I was a child. I've read almost every re-telling of the stories from ancient Welsh myths to Morte d'Arthur illustrated by Arthur Rackham (I bought that as a Christmas present for myself because I was pretty sure that year I wasn't getting anything else I wanted) to Mary … Continue reading Merlin

Familiar

I spent the afternoon docenting at the art gallery across the road. Each year, in addition to quarterly exhibits by member artists, the El Morro Area Arts Council sponsors an exhibit at the Old School Gallery of the elementary, middle, and high school students from the area. Tomorrow is the awards ceremony, and I was … Continue reading Familiar

Shabbos Oracle: Wait

Night is falling, candles have been lit; the peace of the Sabbath descends upon my home. May the peace of Shabbos fill you and yours as well.  This is the final night of the Aries dark moon, we have the opportunity to consider again the seeds we want to plant in the rich, dark soil … Continue reading Shabbos Oracle: Wait